What was your fave's best match she played even though she lost?
I don't think we often think about how good are faves compete in matches even though they might have lost the match.
So what are some of the greatest matches your fave has competed in but ended up losing?
I think three of Martina Navratilova's most outstanding matches that come to mind are her 84 Aussie semifinal loss to Sukova and her respective 85 French and U.S. Open losses to Evert and Mandlikova.
I think in all three matches that although she lost, she fought probably harder than in any match in order to win. But on each day, she faced an even more determined player and the best woman won.
I think my current fave, Lindsay Davenport, had one of her best losses to Serena Williams a few years ago in the U.S. Open when she lost that three-set thriller at night in the quarterfinals.
It was definitely one match Linds had Serena on the ropes, but as what usually happens between the two of them, Serena found the way to win.